President of the aggressor country putin has recognized the Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts as the territory of Ukraine. This follows from his instructions to declare a ceasefire for Christmas.
The russian dictator instructed the Minister of Defense of the russian federation "to introduce ceasefire regime along the entire line of contact between the parties in Ukraine from 12:00 on January 6, 2023 to 24:00 on January 7, 2023".
The line of contact is located almost entirely on the territory of the Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, which putin personally recognized as Ukrainian in his instruction.
Earlier, the kremlin declared the occupied territories of Ukraine part of the russian federation in violation of international law.